Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Literary Festival--The Cookbook Collector
Washington DCJCC

Allegra Goodman, The Cookbook Collector: A Novel

Cookbook CollectorSunday, October 24
7:30 pm | Ina and Jack Kay Community Hall
Tickets: $11, Discounted Members/Seniors/Under 25 $9

In this Sense and Sensibility for the digital age, National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Goodman vividly portrays two sisters, Emily and Jess—opposites in every way—and the men in their lives during the dot-com boom. The novel is about the substitutions we make when we can’t find what we’re looking for: reading cookbooks instead of cooking, speculating instead of creating, collecting instead of living.

Allegra GoodmanAllegra Goodman is the author of the novels Intuition, Paradise Park, and Kaaterskill Falls, as well as The Other Side of the Island, a young adult novel. She is also the author of the story collections, Total Immersion and The Family Markowitz. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, American Scholar, and Slate. She has received the Whiting Writer’s Award, the Salon magazine award for fiction, and a fellowship from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. She lives with her family in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“Frequently laugh-out-loud funny but always fundamentally serious, the novel takes a clear-eyed look at the competitive instinct and the profit motive as they clash with our equally strong need for love and connection. . . . A witty, warm and wise look at the human condition in the digital age.”Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Goodman  is remarkably successful in creating rich, engaging characters and a complex story of love and identity.” Library Journal, starred review

This program is co-sponsored by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

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